The following story illustrates the tactics that insurance companies will use to avoid paying fair settlements: These adjusters may criticize your choices of medical treatment and try to scare you into cutting your treatment short because it might “hurt your claim.” They may dismiss the impact your injuries have had on your life, and they may encourage you to settle right away. While lack of communication is the most common reason clients give for wanting to change lawyers, other reasons include loss of confidence, personality conflict, pressure to act against the client’s wishes, and more.Read More
Pursue a Medical malpractice Case
Medical malpractice happens when medical treatment doesn’t follow quality standards. If you are a victim of medical malpractice it is likely that you won’t even know until you start to develop symptoms.
This can happen long after the medical procedure took place. Therefore, you will need help from a lawyer with extensive experience in the medical malpractice field.
Getting the help of a medical malpractice lawyer could be the difference between getting your expenses covered or walking empty handed.
This is a very complex process that involves many legal procedures. Also, you have a limit of time to prove that you were a victim of a careless doctor. Medical malpractice follows the statute of limitations; this establishes a period in which you can make the claim.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Curry G. Pajcic
- Jon Noyes
- Mark Hutton
- Kathleen Cahill
- Lindsay Wilz
- Matthew A. Lallo
- Kevin E. Hill
- Samuel B. Burke
- Scott G. Burdine
- C. James Williams, III
- Anne Bremner
- Robert D. Howell
Curry G. Pajcic
Curry G. Pajcic is a trial attorney with the law firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville, Florida. Serving clients throughout the greater Jacksonville metro region and all across the state, Mr. Pajcic devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury, products and premises liability claims and torts.Board-certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar, he is fully committed to helping those who suffered an injury or loss caused by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing secure the maximum amount of compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages they incurred.A 1991 graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. Pajcic attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1994. That same year, The Florida Bar admitted him to practice, and Mr. Pajcic then joined the State Attorneys Office, where he served as a prosecutor for four years before moving to his familys private practice.Since joining the law firm of Pajcic & Pajcic in 1998, Mr. Pajcic has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of those in need, and he has helped secure millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients.Active in his legal community, Mr. Pajcic is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, and he once served as president for the Jacksonville chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also committed to giving back to his local community, and he serves on the board of a number of civic and charitable organizations and is highly active in his church.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Pajcic has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He currently holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the countrys Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jon Noyes earned his J.D. cum laude, from the Indiana University—Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2013. Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Jon graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, IL with a degree in political science. Jon is originally from Clearwater, FL, but spent a majority of his life in St. Louis, MO. In his free time, Jon enjoys murder mystery dinners, biking, jogging, cooking and kayaking/canoeing.
Mark B. Hutton cofounded and serves as the managing partner of Hutton & Hutton, LLC, a Wichita personal injury litigation firm representing victims of negligence in local courts and nationwide. His extensive experience includes personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving automobile and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, defective products (product liability law) and class actions. Mark is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington D.C. He has also been appointed by federal courts to serve as plaintiffs counsel in national mass products liability litigation involving silicone gel breast implants and Norplant contraceptive products.Mark is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, earning a Bachelor of Business Arts degree, in 1976, and a Juris Doctor degree, in 1979. Mark is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and numerous other legal associations. He is certified in civil trial advocacy by ABOTA, selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America publication every year since 1999 and received the 1986 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award bestowed annually by the prestigious Trial Lawyers for Public Justice organization.
8100 E. 22nd Street North #1200, PO Box 638,, Wichita KS 67201
Employment lawyer Kathleen Cahill is committed to advocating for employees in all areas of employment rights, from sexual harassment and discrimination to employment agreements and non-compete agreements. Ms. Cahill represents individuals from all professions, trades, and workplace roles. Ms. Cahill also represents victims of sexual assault, medical malpractice, and other serious personal injury. She has been litigating for over 30 years in the state and federal courts, and also has successfully resolved many disputes through negotiation and mediation. Ms. Cahill is committed to providing a full and realistic analysis of options, rights and remedies, and a plan that fits each individual clients circumstances. Ms. Cahill began her career at Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) and launched her own firm to focus on representing individuals. Ms. Cahill also has served and lectured nationally and locally in many leadership roles among employment lawyers and trial lawyers, including as Chair of MELA and as a Board Member of NELA, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, MAJ, and AAJs Employment Rights Section. Ms. Cahill has taught trial advocacy at University of Baltimore School of Law for more than 15 years. Ms. Cahill is well known for her intense focus, tenacity, practical smarts, and tireless commitment to her clients.
Lindsay Wilz is an attorney at Maring Williams Law Office, P.C. Working out of the firms office in Bismarck, North Dakota, she focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the western part of the state as well as the eastern part of Montana who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. Ms. Wilz has been involved in cases that have stemmed from big rig and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and defective products, and she has been able to obtain many high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of her clients.Her successes both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have earned Ms. Wilz the respect of her fellow attorneys, and one of the ways that this has been reflected has been her receipt of a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. She is admitted to practice before all North Dakota and Montana state courts, and her professional memberships include the North Dakota Association for Justice and Inquiry Committee West, the arm of the State Bar Association of North Dakota that investigates complaints against lawyers in the state.Raised in Bismarck, Ms. Wilz attended North Dakota State University as an undergraduate, majoring in statistics and receiving a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in 2009. She then went on to pursue her legal studies at the University of North Dakota Law School, where she served on the North Dakota Law Review and was a teaching assistant in trial advocacy before being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2012. After graduation, Ms. Wilz clerked for a judge on the North Dakota Supreme Court before entering private practice.
Matthew A. Lallo
An associate at Lallo & Feldman Co. LPA, Matthew A. Lallo focuses his practice primarily on workers compensation matters. From the firms office in Cleveland, Ohio, he provides representation to clients throughout the northeastern portion of the state who have been injured in workplace accidents or who have developed occupational diseases and are seeking their deserved benefits under their employers workers compensation insurance coverage. Mr. Lallo has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in workers compensation law.In addition to his workers compensation practice, Mr. Lallo assists plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and dog bites. He also defends clients who have been charged by the state with misdemeanor or felony criminal offenses, including driving under the influence (OVI), drug possession and distribution, domestic violence, white collar crimes and assault.An Ohio native, Mr. Lallo attended Miami University as an undergraduate, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Italian studies in 2006. Remaining in the state, he pursued his legal studies at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, part of Cleveland State University. Prior to being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009, Mr. Lallo clerked for his present firm, where he performed research on complex issues and handled document review. He is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts.In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice areas, Mr. Lallo is an active participant in several professional organizations. His memberships include the Ohio Association for Justice, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Highly regarded by his colleagues, Mr. Lallo has received a Superb peer-review rating through Avvo.
Kevin E. Hill
People in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, may experience a number of challenges after being injured in an accident. Kevin E. Hill, an attorney with Colbert Cooper Hill, is dedicated to serving clients throughout the Oklahoma City area. Focusing his practice on personal injury, Mr. Hill passionately advocates on behalf of those who have been injured by the negligence of others.Whether they were injured in a motor vehicle accident, work accident, slip or fall incident, or due to a dangerous product or drug, Mr. Hill knows his clients concerns may extend beyond the damages to property. Instead of focusing on their recoveries, they may be worrying about lost wages and mounting medical expenses. With each case he handles, Mr. Hill works closely with his clients to understand their situations and needs. He offers his clients personalized attention and guidance tailored to help them obtain maximum compensation. Standing by his clients throughout the legal process, Mr. Hill communicates frequently with them regarding what is going on and what their options may be, so that they are able to make informed decisions about their futures.Mr. Hill is actively involved in the legal community. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Inns of Court, the Oklahoma Association for Justice, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma County Bar Association.In 1987, Mr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Central State University. He went on to attend the Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1992.
Samuel B. Burke
In a relatively short period of time Sam Burke has established a reputation as one of the top litigators in the State of Texas. Clients have benefited from Sams expertise in complex matters involving real estate, governmental litigation, probate, and serious personal injury. Sam also handles a wide variety of complex issues regarding Oil & Gas and has extensive experience in land use litigation, legal malpractice defense, and class action litigation.Sam Burke received his board certification in Civil Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been honored by his peers in legal publications through his legal career. Sam was named a Texas Rising Star in General Litigation as published by Thomson Reutlers for Texas Monthly Magazine 2008 - 2013. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Sam received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (Top) by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Organization. I have unique perspectives and insights because I have worked for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. And, while I love courtroom work, because I am a trial attorney, I recognize when the courtroom is not the best place to solve a problem. Some of my most satisfying work has been done with long-term clients who bring me into their trust and allow me to provide that ounce of prevention that avoids the need for a pound of cure.
Scott G. Burdine
Founding Partner Scott Burdine has broad experience handling and trying complex business litigation and arbitration matters as well as cases involving serious personal injuries. He is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by a small number of Texas trial attorneys. Scott has also been recognized as an outstanding lawyer by Top Lawyers in the Texas Monthly magazine in each year since 2005 and designated as a Houston Top Lawyer by H-Texas magazine. Over the past 30 years, Scott has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving breach of contract, oil and gas, construction disputes, intellectual property, fraud and fraudulent inducement, securities issues, shareholder and partner disputes, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, professional malpractice, and catastrophic vehicular and industrial accidents. He has also represented plaintiffs in several drug litigation mass torts, including the Actos litigation that recently resulted in a $2.4 billion settlement to qualifying plaintiffs nationwide.Scott began his law practice in 1985 at Vinson & Elkins in Houston, where he worked on a variety of business transactions in the firms business/real estate/energy group before shifting his practice to trial law in 1988. He has spoken on the topics of legal ethics and malpractice prevention, has served on the HBA professionalism committee and has been treasurer of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. He is a past president of the University of Texas Law Alumni Association and is currently a member of the University of Texas Development Board and the Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council. He has also served as president of the West University Little League, the West University Tri-Sports Association and the South Campus Sports Association.
1415 Louisiana St., Suite 3900, Wedge International Tower,, Houston TX 77002
C. James Williams, III
Attorney C. James Williams III is a principal with the Burnett & Williams, P.C. law firm, which has seven office locations across Virginia. Serving the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families throughout the state, Mr. Williams devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury law and helping his plaintiff clients recover the full amount of compensation for the injuries and losses they suffered as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and possessing more than 31 years of legal experience, Mr. Williams has successfully tried over 100 cases, and he has handled numerous appeals to help his clients challenge a previous ruling regarding their cases to help them achieve the justice they deserve. Early in his career, Mr. Williams served as an insurance defense attorney, and he worked for years as a litigation attorney for Progressive Insurance Company.This experience provided him with invaluable insight into the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims, which make Mr. Williams more effective when it comes to devising solutions and strategies designed to help his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they seek. Through his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.A 1982 graduate of George Mason University, Mr. Williams returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from Antonin Scalia Law School, previously George Mason University School of Law in 1987. He served as law clerk for the Hon. Glen M. Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. He then focused on insurance defense until 1999 when he shifted his focus to representing plaintiff injury clients.During his career, he has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He has also won numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including a Top 100 Trial Lawyers designation from The National Trial Lawyers.Dedicated to his local community as well, Mr. Williams established The Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation in 2006 in honor of his late wife who passed away due to cancer. The foundation focuses on providing quality sports facilities for the children and residents of his local Midlothian community.
Widely known for both her high-profile cases and her appearances as a legal analyst on major broadcast networks, Anne M. Bremner is the founder of her eponymous law firm based in Seattle, Washington. She focuses her practice largely on civil litigation and criminal defense matters, and her successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned her the respect of her colleagues, as evidenced by her receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Bremner spent several years as an attorney with the Criminal Division of the King County Prosecutors Office, where her caseload consisted largely of prosecuting people who had been accused by the state of having committed sex crimes. She obtained successful outcomes in more than 200 cases overall, and she now takes this experience into account when she is anticipating the types of tactics that she might face in her criminal defense practice. Ms. Bremners current caseload also encompasses civil rights, police brutality, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and real estate title and escrow disputes. Her clients have included the famous magician and illusionist David Copperfield, the Des Moines Police Department, and the family members of a missing person whose disappearance made national news.As an undergraduate, Ms. Bremner attended Stanford University, where she majored in history and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1980. She then pursued her legal education at what was then known as the University of Puget Sound School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1982. After her tenure as a prosecutor, Ms. Bremner was a partner at a Seattle firm before opening Anne Bremner PC in 1982.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Robert D. Howell
Robert D. Robb Howell is one of the founding partners of Howell Law Firm, P.C.. He handles catastrophic and high-stakes injury cases, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical lawsuits and business litigation. From his offices in Moultrie, Thomasville, and Albany, Georgia, he represents clients throughout the state and the southeast. He also maintains an Atlanta office and as serves as Of-Counsel to the firm of Conley Griggs Partin, LLP.Due to his dedicated representation and trial skills, Mr. Howell has obtained many seven-figure and eight-figure recoveries on behalf of his clients. Since opening in February, 2006, Howell Law Firm has recovered well over $70,000,000 for clients who were injured or harmed by the negligence of others. Robb has been particularly successful in securing large recoveries for his clients in small, rural and traditionally-conservative venues. For example,, i,n May, 2014, Mr. Howell was lead counsel in a medical malpractice trial in Lowndes County Superior Court which resulted in a record-setting verdict of $1,811,377.09 for his client. This was the highest personal injury jury verdict in the history of Lowndes County, Georgia at the time. Mr. Howells verdict in this trial was featured as one of the top verdicts in Georgia in 2014 by the Daily Report on July 31, 2015.In January, 2017, Mr. Howell was lead counsel in another record-setting trial verdict in Lowndes County, Georgia. In that case, Mr. Howell secured a $10 million dollar verdict on behalf of his client who sufferred a brain injury from a fall at South Georgia Medical Center. This verdict was reported as the largest ever for a plaintiff in this venue and far surpassed the previous record verdict (also Mr. Howells) from 2014.His successes have earned him an AV rating, and he has been selected by his peers as a Top Lawyer/Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and as a Top Lawyer ever year from 2016 to 2019. Mr. Howell was also honored as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association for the years 2010-2012 and received regonitition by that organization as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers in the State of Georgia under the age of 40. Mr. Howell was recognized on August 31, 2012 as The Best Attorney In Moultrie Georgia by the Moultrie Observer.As an active member of his legal community, Mr. Howell serves on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of GTLAs Political Action Committee Board. He is a past Chief Volunteer Officer of the Colquitt County Boys and Girls Club and is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Moultrie Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Howell graduated magna cum laude from Valdosta State University in 1994. Four years later, he received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating cum laude. While in law school, he was the chairman of the Moot Court Board and an active participant in the law schools prestigious moot court program, winning several titles and awards for his work.CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.